Tag, I'm it!
It's play date day for my oldest daughter. A great idea that another SAHM (stay at home mom) and myself had was to give each other a day off every other week. One week, I pick up her child along with mine from school and take her home with me. Mom gets time to run errands, get a pedi mani, sleep, clean, have a Mom Date, etc. It's MOMMY Time without having to worry about getting the kids from school and what from my "mommy do list" can I possibly can accomplished in a few hours!
Since it's my turn to be "It", a creative idea is find a fun arts or crafts project for the kids to do. Being on one income dictates that I be thrifty on these days so today's activity costs me only $4. I bought a Melissa & Doug Necklace making kit. It made 8 necklaces so each girl (3 in total) got to make 2 each. It was fun and wasn't a messy event either!
I got the kit at Goodwill and it was still brand new in the plastic a few months back! Whenever I get a chance to stop in, if I see something in new condition for a good price I just put it away in a Rubbermaid tub. This tub is a "go-to" place for me gifts or sometimes eBay.